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RC Cola Bottle Cap Basket (Minus the Moon Pies)

  In the past year or so, I’ve come to appreciate the ingenuity behind early bottle cap constructionsI — especially pieces that are ready to use. This bottle cap basket is one of two recent finds. Made with Royal Crown Cola caps (and possibly other brands), this well constructed piece features three bottle-cap rings bound together […]

large vintage wire ball

Vintage Wire Ball

Since I’m often attracted to the curious and quirky, this is an object I couldn’t resist: a vintage beach ball-size wire ball. I found it in Iowa on my way to the Midwest Antiques & Art Show where the curios and quirky (along with folky and fine) are always on display. Of unknown age and […]

1930s small octagonaly table or stand

SOLD Mysterious Hand-crafted 1930s Inlaid Octagonal Table

With 24 crisply carved wood hearts, each two inches high, rimming the skirt, and another 41 inlaid symbols and shapes decorating the top and eight paneled legs, this octagonal table/stand is a small-scale-big-impact find. The carved Moorish-style feet and rich patina of different honey-toned woods only add to the appeal. But there’s more to this […]

Rev. Hunter figure of a woman

Sculpture of a Woman by Rev. John L. Hunter (1905-1999)

The assemblages of self-taught artist Reverend John L. Hunter give new meaning to the words “stick figures.” Using fallen tree limbs, small branches, spare lumber and various applied material, Hunter created dimensional sculptures of everything from birds and animals to Biblical figures to the Stature of Liberty — and even Elvis. Like many of his […]

EGGPLANT INCOGNITO detail texture, paint

Paintings by Abstract Expressionist Terry W. McCullough (b. 1951

Fine art photographer; advertising production artist; and award-winning director/cinematographer for commercial films, Terry W. McCullough is making a name for himself in yet another visual art form. Today, his sweeping, abstract expressionistic canvases are featured in solo and group shows; prized by corporate and private collectors; and a catalyst for commissioned works. From the dark […]